Politics

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an ‘Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery’

The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines an “oligarchy” as: “A government in which a small group exercises control especially for corrupt and selfish purposes.” Former President Jimmy Carter had some choice words for our form of government, post-Citizen’s United, on my radio program last week. When I asked him his thoughts on the state of American politics […]

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    Bernie Sanders Draws Biggest Turnout for Maine Democratic Rally in 25 Years

    Bernie Sanders Draws Biggest Turnout for Maine Democratic Rally in 25 Years

    Maine is a small state—1.3 million. Its largest city is Portland, with a population of 66,000. Maine is one of the few states where presidential national delegates are chosen at local caucuses. The Maine Democratic Presidential Caucuses will be held on March 6, 2016—8 months from now. And the General Election is still 16 months […]

    ‘Koch Brothers’ Puppet’ Scott Walker Announces Presidential Run​

    ‘Koch Brothers’ Puppet’ Scott Walker Announces Presidential Run​

    There’s been buzz for a couple of years around the potential presidential campaign of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Today he made it official: he’s running and is now the 15th candidate to enter the GOP presidential race. Walker has been widely touted as a frontrunner and someone who actually could snag the nomination, unlike some of the candidates in […]

    10 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’

    10 Reasons Bernie Sanders Is ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’

    It’s hard not to #FeelTheBern these days, that is the Bernie Sanders energy that is storming the nation. Just last week Sanders had the largest turnout of any presidential candidate so far in this primary race with nearly 10,000 people attending his speech in Madison, Wisconsin. Clearly people are finding it refreshing to actually believe the campaign promises being touted by a candidate. A self-described […]

    5 Reasons Environmentalists Distrust Hillary Clinton

    5 Reasons Environmentalists Distrust Hillary Clinton

    Dear Secretary Clinton, In your husband’s years in office, the greenhouse effect was still fairly novel science; even eight years ago, when you were first running for president, climate change was not yet really a top-tier issue. In a sense, then, this summer marks the first chance most Americans have to really find out what […]

    Q & A With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

    Q & A With Green Party Presidential Candidate Jill Stein

    Green Party candidate Jill Stein officially announced she is running in the 2016 presidential race on June 22, during an interview on Democracy Now!. She held a campaign kickoff event the following day at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where antiwar activist Medea Benjamin and racial justice activist Marsha Coleman-Adebayo introduced and endorsed […]

    Pope or Kochs: Republicans, Who Do You Stand With?

    Pope or Kochs: Republicans, Who Do You Stand With?

    Pope Francis is shaking up the world with his activism on climate change. Fossil fuel billionaires Charles and David Koch have vowed to spend nearly $900 million to put a climate denier in the White House. And Republican candidates for president such as Jeb Bush and Rick Santorum have been telling the Pope to mind his […]